Dalit women on intersections of violence and discrimination at the Human Rights Council

Dalit women on intersections of violence and discrimination at HRC 23 in the UN

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Side event at the 23rd session of the UN Human Rights Council
 

"Dalit Women: Working Together Towards The Elimination Of
Multiple And Intersecting Forms Of Discrimination And Violence
Based On Gender And Caste"

On 4 June 2013, 14:30-16:30, Room VIII, 3rd floor

This event offers a unique opportunity to explore the cross-cutting and intersecting nature and forms of gender and castebased
discrimination and to discuss what the international community can do to effectively address this entrenched problem.

Programme

* Welcome by moderator, Jyoti Sanghera, Chief, Human Rights and Economic and Social Issues Section, OHCHR
* Opening statement on behalf of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights
* Screening of short film on Dalit women
* Statement by Ambassador Hanns Heinrich Schumacher, German Mission to the UN
* Statement by Human Rights Watch
Key note speeches:
* Statement on behalf of Rashida Manjoo, UN Special Rapporteur on violence against women
* Manjula Pradeep, Director, Navsarjan Trust, India

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Reflections on challenges in eliminating violence and discrimination against Dalit women and women of similarly affected communities

* Asha Kowtal, General Secretary of AIDMAM/National Campaign on Dalit Human Rights, India
* Durga Sob, President of the Feminist Dalit Organisation (FEDO), Nepal
* Mariem Salem, Member of National Parliament, Mauritania

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The side event is sponsored by the International Movement against all forms of Discrimination and Racism, Human
Rights Watch and Minority Rights Group International, co-sponsored by the Governments of Germany, Norway, Canada,
Finland and Denmark and organised in association with the International Dalit Solidarity Network
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[Via Asha Kowtal]